Author Topic: BHPC racing  (Read 9611 times)

Re: BHPC racing
« Reply #125 on: April 20, 2021, 05:22:44 pm »
No intention of falling from it  :) I'm also unlikely to be cornering fast enough to cause it to be unstable at the moment as I'm trying to fight my way back to basic fitness. I'll have to dig out my helmet though and check it is still OK - been quite a while since that has seen light of day.

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Re: BHPC racing
« Reply #126 on: April 20, 2021, 05:40:51 pm »
Looking at kit, there is a suggestion on the BHPC website that elbow protectors are worn if on a non-hard shell faired bike. Is that also the case for trikes? I'll be on a Trice XL.

It's merely a suggestion.

Personally, I didn't bother when I raced[1] on barakta's ICE Sprint last season, but do use them on the Red Baron.  Combination of how likely I am to fall off, and relative speed through corners.

Elbows, hands and hip/arse are the classic falling-off-a-recumbent-bike injuries.  I reckon mitts are sensible on anything.  I recall one of our members endorsing goalkeeper's shorts as hip protection, though they're hardly aero and a potential bee hazard.


[1] I use the term loosely.
Goalkeeper's padded undershorts would not be a bee hazard and only marginally less aero than cycle shorts. They might look a bit weird, and possibly borderline indecent, but that's hardly a consideration while racing.
https://www.great-save.com/goalkeeper-clothing-goalkeeper-kit/lightweight-padded-goalkeeper-shorts/precision-neoprene-padded-goalkeeping-short.html
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Re: BHPC racing
« Reply #127 on: April 24, 2021, 09:09:41 pm »
Seems I don’t need to pretend to be a Team Manager after all, just dust down my hi-viz weskit and pretend to be a marshal  :thumbsup:
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Re: BHPC racing
« Reply #128 on: April 24, 2021, 09:45:36 pm »
Seems I don’t need to pretend to be a Team Manager after all, just dust down my hi-viz weskit and pretend to be a marshal  :thumbsup:

Ah good, someone to scare away the dog-emptiers before Slash gets them.
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